Past Residents

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Past Resident
2014: Kunststiftung NRW

Jugoslav Mitevski

Jugoslav Mitevski’s process undergoes constant modification. His colors, lines and shapes partially comply with mathematical methods, which seem to refer to impartial systems, but intuitive decisions serve an equally important role. He does not establish rules he obeys dogmatically, rather Mitevski formulates tendencies. For Mitevski, the actual painting takes place beside the studio in everyday life, out of experience and observation, the theory, the imbalance of one’s own mentality and the external context: painting as document rather than image.

Jugoslav Mitevski (born 1978) received his BFA from Braunschweig University of Art in 2008. His selected exhibitions include High Wire, Petra Rinck Gallery, Dusseldorf, 2014; Editions, Bonner Kunstverein, 2013; 15:21, Polistar, Istanbul, 2012; Retrograd, Zero Fold, Cologne, 2012; and Editions, Koelnischer Kunstverein, 2012. Mitevski has received awards including the Kunstfonds Scholarship, 2013; Public Art Award, Siegburg, 2012; and the Raimund Lehmkul Award, 2010.

Past Resident
2014: Danish Arts Foundation

Jacob Kirkegaard

Jacob Kirkegaard’s work derives from unaudible or unheard acoustic phenomena. With sensors and recording methods, the material is unfolded into compositions, sound works or visual, spatial installations. Kirkegaard has explored sonic environments such as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, a rotating TV tower, Arctic hydrosonic calving glaciers and even tones generated by the human inner ear itself. Kirkegaard listens behind the immediate and challenges our perception and the world around us.

Currently based in New York, Jacob Kirkegaard is a graduate of the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne. Since 1995, he has presented his works at galleries, museums, venues and conferences throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LOUISIANA Humlebæk, Denmark; KW, Berlin; The Menil Collectio and the Rothko Chapel, Houston and at the Aichi Triennale. 

His sound works have been released by labels including Touch, Important Records and Posh Isolation.

Alexander Thomas Schmidt

Alexander Schmidt works across many different mediums including drawing, object, sound, printing and painting. His work is influenced by the music he hears, as well as objects that reference his childhood building small worlds with bricks and Lego. 
Alexander Thomas Schmidt (born 1982, Halle) completed his studies in Graphic Design in 2011 including an exchange program in Lucerne. His work occupies the margins between graphic design and art. Schmidt is part of the artist/design group ZYKLOP.